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Year Published: 2021

Spring types and contributing aquifers from water-chemistry and multivariate statistical analyses for seeps and springs in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota, 2018

Water resources in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota, support wildlife, visitors, and staff, and play a vital role in supporting the native ecology of the park. The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the National Park Service, completed field work in 2018 for a study to address concerns about water availability and possible...

Medler, Colton J.; Eldridge, William G.
Medler, C.J., and Eldridge, W.G., 2021, Spring types and contributing aquifers from water-chemistry and multivariate statistical analyses for seeps and springs in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota, 2018: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2020–5121, 48 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20205121.

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Trends in groundwater levels in and near the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota, water years 1956–2017

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, completed a study to characterize water-level fluctuations in observation wells to examine driving factors that affect water levels in and near the Rosebud Indian Reservation, which comprises all of Todd County. The study investigates concerns regarding potential...

Valseth, Kristen J.; Driscoll, Daniel G.
Valseth, K.J., and Driscoll, D.G., 2021, Trends in groundwater levels in and near the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota, water years 1956–2017: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2020–5119, 46 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20205119.

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Year Published: 2020

Hydrogeology and groundwater flow in alluvial deposits, north Summerset, South Dakota

The city of Summerset is a growing community in west South Dakota. The Sun Valley Estates subdivision in the north part of the city was developed on unconsolidated deposits surrounded by steep terrain. During years with greater than normal precipitation, particularly in 2019, groundwater levels increased in the unconsolidated deposits and caused...

Eldridge, William G.; Anderson, Todd M.
Eldridge, W.G., and Anderson, T.M., 2020, Hydrogeology and groundwater flow in alluvial deposits, north Summerset, South Dakota: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2020–5097, 31 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20205097.

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Stratigraphic units of shallow unconsolidated deposits in Deadwood, South Dakota, delineated by real-time kinematic surveys

The City of Deadwood, South Dakota, has been working on a new archeological investigation in preparation for economic growth and expansion within the city limits, through the Deadwood Historic Preservation Office. During the excavation process, buried artifacts and historical features from the late 1800s have been uncovered. The stratigraphy of...

Tatge, Wyatt S.; Medler, Colton J.; Eldridge, William G.; Valder, Joshua F.
Tatge, W.S., Medler, C.J., Eldridge, W.G., and Valder, J.F., 2020, Stratigraphic units of shallow unconsolidated deposits in Deadwood, South Dakota, delineated by real-time kinematic surveys: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3459, pamphlet 7 p., 1 sheet, http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sim3459.

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Year Published: 2020

Water-quality trends for selected sites and constituents in the international Red River of the North Basin, Minnesota and North Dakota, United States, and Manitoba, Canada, 1970–2017

A comprehensive study to evaluate water-quality trends, while considering natural hydroclimatic variability, in the Red River of the North Basin and assess water-quality conditions for the Red River of the North crossing the international boundary near Emerson, Manitoba, Canada (the binational site), was completed by the U.S. Geological Survey in...

Nustad, Rochelle A.; Vecchia, Aldo V.
Nustad, R.A., and Vecchia, A.V., 2020, Water-quality trends for selected sites and constituents in the international Red River of the North Basin, Minnesota and North Dakota, United States, and Manitoba, Canada, 1970–2017: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2020–5079, 75 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20205079.

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Year Published: 2020

Small basin annual yield and percentage of snowmelt runoff in North Dakota, 1931–2016

The North Dakota hydrology manual prepared by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service, presents methodologies primarily used for developing hydrology for onfarm conservation practices, watershed projects, Resource Conservation and Development project measures, and river basin studies. The manual includes data necessary for...

Williams-Sether, Tara; Wheeling, Spencer L.
Williams-Sether, T., and Wheeling, S.L., 2020, Small basin annual yield and percentage of snowmelt runoff in North Dakota, 1931–2016: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2019–5144, 37 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20195144.

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Time-series model, statistical methods, and software documentation for R–QWTREND—An R package for analyzing trends in stream-water quality

As part of a U.S. Geological Survey water-quality study started in 2018, in cooperation with the International Joint Commission, North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality, and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, a publicly available software package called R–QWTREND was developed for analyzing trends in stream-water quality. The R–QWTREND...

Vecchia, Aldo V.; Nustad, Rochelle A.
Vecchia, A.V., and Nustad, R.A., 2020, Time-series model, statistical methods, and software documentation for R–QWTREND—An R package for analyzing trends in stream-water quality: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2020–1014, 51 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20201014.

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Inventory and analysis of groundwater resources: Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

Industrial and commercial developments in western North Dakota potentially could affect the sources of water that contribute to wells, spring flow, and seeps within Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Without basic water resources data, accurately predicting the effects of water withdrawals and water quality concerns related to industrial and...

Eldridge, William G.; Medler, Colton J.
Eldridge, W.G., and Medler, C.J., 2020, Inventory and analysis of groundwater resources: Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota: National Park Service Natural Resource Report NPS/THRO/NRR-2020/2124, 125 p., https://irma.nps.gov/DataStore/Reference/Profile/2274028

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Characterization of surface-water and groundwater quality on the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota, 2014–17

The Fort Berthold Reservation is in west-central North Dakota and home to the Three Affiliated Tribes. The primary water-resources concerns on the Fort Berthold Reservation are associated with the different types of land uses from agricultural activities and the rapid development of oil and gas resources in western North Dakota. The Three...

Lundgren, Robert F.; Iorio, Mary J.
Lundgren, R.F., and Iorio, M.J., 2020, Characterization of surface-water and groundwater quality on the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota, 2014–17: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2020–5020, 37 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20205020.

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Year Published: 2020

Stormwater quality of infrastructure elements in Rapid City, South Dakota, 2016–18

As runoff flows over the land or impervious surfaces (paved streets, parking lots, and building roofs), it accumulates debris, chemicals, sediment, and other contaminants that can adversely affect water quality if the runoff discharge remains untreated. Pathogens, commonly measured using fecal indicator bacteria such as Escherichia coli,...

Hoogestraat, Galen K.
Hoogestraat, G.K., 2020, Stormwater quality of infrastructure elements in Rapid City, South Dakota, 2016–18: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2020–5004, 24 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20205004.

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Water-balance techniques for determining available soil-water storage for selected sandy and clay soil study sites in Cass County, North Dakota, 2016–17

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, collected field and remotely sensed data on precipitation, evapotranspiration (ET), and soil-water content to determine available soil-water storage (AWS) at six study sites on sandy and clay soils in Cass County, North Dakota...

Vining, Kevin C.
Vining, K.C., 2020, Water-balance techniques for determining available soil-water storage for selected sandy and clay soil study sites in Cass County, North Dakota, 2016–17: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2019–5141, 39 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20195141.